Leap to new horizons this February by securing the funding you need to take your business to the next level. Tailored specifically to our community of innovators, this month’s grant funding round-up contains a curated selection of the latest opportunities bolstering local communities, transforming environmental monitoring, and nurturing technological breakthroughs.

Empowering Local Communities Grant

Supporting purpose-led organisations to aid their communities.

What is it? As part of the ASDA Foundation’s Grassroots Grants programme, this grant is dedicated to strengthening community resilience by offering funding to local grassroots groups to address the social needs and challenges faced by their communities.  The grant supports a wide range of initiatives, from providing basic essentials and improving spaces, to encouraging community connections and enabling volunteering—aiming to help communities thrive and grow.

Who is it for? This grant is open to small community groups, Community Interest Companies, Charities and Not For Profit Companies with an annual income under £1 Million.  Grants range from £400 to £1,600 and are intended for organisations that can demonstrate active community involvement, good governance, and a focus on inclusivity and diversity.  Funded initiatives must begin by the 1st of September 2024, and aid either those over the age of 18 or a mixture of adults and children.

Deadline: 01/03/2024

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Environmental Monitoring Innovation Grant

Improving environmental monitoring solutions.

What is it? The Environmental Monitoring Innovation Grant, a joint initiative from Innovate UK and the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, aims to support collaborative projects that develop new or improved environmental monitoring solutions.  Projects focusing on areas including biodiversity, soil health, water quality, and greenhouse gas emissions are strongly encouraged.

Who is it for? The grant is intended to support UK registered businesses collaborating with academics and/or the public sector.  Proposed projects with a duration between three and eighteen months with costs ranging from £150,000 to £450,000, that focus on terrestrial geographies, including near shore regions in transitional and some coastal waters will be considered.

Deadline: 06/03/2024

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Innovate UK Smart Grants: January 2024

Funding innovative SMEs.

What is it? Innovate UK’s Smart Grants provide funding for SMEs to develop game-changing, commercially viable R&D innovations in any area of technology across sectors.  This grant supports proposals with clear, evidence-based business plans demonstrating potential for a significant economic impact and a rapid route to market post-project completion.

Who is it for? SMEs (and organisations of any shape and size partnering with a micro or an SME) who are engaged in technological innovation in any area are invited to apply for a Smart Grant ranging from £100,000 to £1 million depending on the duration of the project.  Ideal candidates should demonstrate ground-breaking ideas for new products, processes, or services, distinct from global offerings, contributing to the UK’s economic growth and global competitiveness.

Deadline: 24/04/2024

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Brighton and Hove Legacy Fund

Funding initiatives supporting children and young people in Brighton & Hove.

What is it? Funded by the Sussex Community Foundation, this grant offers financial assistance to community groups and charities focused on improving the personal and educational development of children and young people up to the age of 25 living in Brighton & Hove.  Grants of up to £5,000 are available for projects that enhance educational attainment, employability, participation in activities beneficial to physical and emotional health, community engagement, and support for those facing adversity.

Who is it for? This opportunity is open to community groups and charities operating in Brighton & Hove that work with children and young people, yearning to substantially improve their lives.  The grant particularly encourages projects that enhance the personal, educational and developmental needs of these young individuals, fostering their overall growth and involvement in the community.

Deadline: Rolling deadline

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Can’t find what you’re looking for?

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Our team of expert consultants can help you identify different funding routes for your organisation that suits your business model and aspirations to grow. Whether you’re looking for bespoke grant funding opportunities, support with writing bids and tenders, or advice on preparing your pitch deck for investors, our experienced team can help you find an approach that’s right for you. Speak to a member of our team today to start your funding journey.